For Immediate Release
June 21, 2019
Plaquemines Parish Fire Department Boosts Ambulance Fleet with Two New Units
BELLE CHASSE, LA. — Plaquemines Parish Government is proud to announce an enhancement to its Emergency Medical Service (EMS).
Parish President Kirk Lepine and Fire Superintendent Jonathan Butcher are pleased to announce the acquisition of two new emergency ambulance units. The ambulances feature new equipment and safety upgrades, to keep both medical crew and patients safe.
“The addition of the two new units is another step in providing our emergency response team with the needed equipment that allows the department to better serve the residents of Plaquemines Parish,” President Lepine stated.
The new ambulances units were deployed for service late Thursday afternoon.
“The department is pleased to add two new units to the system of emergency medical care in our community,” explained Fire Superintendent Jonathan Butcher. “This addition will enhance our already-strong emergency response system.”
Plaquemines Parish Fire Department works to protect and preserve human life in the event of a trauma-related incident or serious medical condition. The ambulances are strategically located in five stations throughout the parish. These ambulances are supplied with state-of-the-art equipment, coupled with highly trained personnel and capable of handling a variety of life saving procedures.
The new units were delivered, late May 2019, and will replace two older units. Plaquemines Parish Fire Department currently has a total of five emergency ambulance units in service.
Contact: Jade Duplessis
Public Information Officer
Desk: (504) 934-6041